The Ultimate Mixer

When: Thursday January 27th 2010. 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Where: The Green Iguana. Dale Mabry,Tampa

This is a joint meeting and network opportunity with several other local Industry and User Groups. To be held at the Green Iguana (Stadium Location) which has a brand new open air gathering area out back.

Included are:

Tampa Bay Strobist Meetup
Tampa Bay InDesign User Group
AAF-Tampa Bay
Ad 2 Tampa Bay
Tampa Strobist and Photoshop Collective
Florida Public Relations Association of Tampa Bay
Bay Area Media Network

It is a charity social meeting and we are adding ourselves to an annual event. There will be raffle prizes provided by each group and the raffles will take place throughout the evening. (must be present to win)
Courtesy of The National Association of Photoshop Professionals – NAPP Lightroom Tampa Bay will be raffling a ticket to Photoshop World in March of 2011. This year it is held in Orlando and is always a good time.
Entry to the event will be a food item. That will get you one raffle ticket. More raffle tickets will be available for sale and proceeds (along with food items) will be donated to a local charity to replenish its foodbanks.

The charity that will be receiving the dontions is Feeding America- Tampa Bay.

On behalf of the thousands of hungry in our community, we at the Feeding America Tampa Bay food bank extend our heartfelt thanks to your organization for its support.  Here is some general information.

What types of food are best for a collection drive? The five items always most in demand are Peanut Butter, Canned Tuna, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruits, and Breakfast Cereal.  Here is a more complete list of suggested non-perishable food products that are of most use to the people we serve…

PROTEIN
Meals in a can (w/pop top)
Canned meats, poultry, fish
Peanut Butter (plastic jars only)
Dried Beans

MILK
Non-fat Dry Milk
Canned Evaporated Milk

CANNED FRUITS, VEGETABLES, AND JUICES (IN CANS OR PLASTIC)

GRAINS
Pasta/Macaroni
Boxed Macaroni & Cheese
Ramen Noodles
Rice
Oatmeal
Grain Crackers
Boxed or Bagged Cereals

OTHER
Canned Stew
Spaghetti Sauce w/Meat
Canned Soups
Canned Chili and Sloppy Joe

HEALTH AND BEAUTY CARE
Deodorant
Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
Bar Soap and Liquid Soap
Feminine Products
Shampoo
Baby Diapers or Baby Powder

How is the food used: Feeding America Tampa Bay is partnered with over 600 charities and churches that distribute this food to the hungry in west central Florida through their pantry and soup kitchen programs.  Through this network of partner agencies, our food bank dispenses the equivalent of over 250,000 meals for the hungry each week.  Since we began in 1982, the food bank has distributed over 150 million pounds of food.

Be sure to bring your business cards and have your websites ready to be viewed as there will be many local advertising and marketing people present. If youre not in this for business then come anyway, have some food, drink a beverage, socialize and win a prize. Its all for a good cause.

We may well be the smallest group in attendance and definitely the newest but we can bring more food to the party than anyone. Download the Food Drive Flier and post it at your workplace to collect even more donations.

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